Legislation described as “shameful” as €8m settlement approved

12th May 2016

The President of the High Court has described as “shameful” the fact that legislation to allow for staged payments in cases of catastrophic injury has still not been enacted. Mr Justice Peter Kelly made his remarks after approving a settlement of €8m in the case of 13-year-old boy Jamie Patterson who sued the Coombe Hospital […]

Men withdraw €300,000 injury claims over “set up” crash

9th May 2016

Five Dublin friends have withdrawn personal injury claims relating to a rear-ending incident that a judge described as a clear set-up. At full value the group could have pocketed damages of €300,000 against the Motor Insurer’s Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) together with legal costs of €100,000. A sixth €60,000 damages claim had been withdrawn before […]

Tesco shopper awarded €1.4m after slipping on grapes

6th May 2016

A woman left permanently disabled with severe back and other injuries after slipping on grapes while shopping in a Tesco store has been awarded €1.4 million damages by a High Court judge. Mr Justice Anthony Barr made the award to Patricia Walsh (48), Shannondale Stud, Rehy, Carrigaholt, Co Clare, over the incident in the Tesco store at Kilrush, Co Clare, on August […]